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BKL buys second Grove GMK6300L after first hits 1,500 hours in a year

10/6/2014

German crane rental giant BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH, has clocked an impressive 1,500 working hours in a year with its Grove GMK6300L. As a result, BKL has bought a second GMK6300L to help the company answer ever-increasing demand for the 300 t capacity crane and its unique capabilities.

The Grove GMK6300L has proven to be a real workhorse for BKL, completing a huge range of demanding lifts. The crane is particularly impressive at inner-city job sites where lifts are big but space is small, as Jasmin Myer, branch manager at BKL, explains:

“With the GMK6300L we offer our clients an efficient crane that is fast to operate and offers minimal transport hassle, which is particularly beneficial at cramped, urban job sites,” she says. “We often use the crane in city-center job sites where we need a big but maneuverable crane that can be set up in the optimum position that keeps interference to a minimum.”

BKL’s new Grove GMK6300L is based in Frankfurt, but is almost never in the yard as the crane has been busy on job sites since it arrived. Working across the local region means the crane is found working in the mountainous, rugged terrain of Krün, outside of Munich, to tight, urban areas with limited space.

Among its many lifting duties and general construction projects, BKL’s GMK6300L is most often used to erect and dismantle tower cranes, mainly from BKL’s own fleet.

With more than 330 tower cranes and close to 40 mobile cranes in its fleet, BKL is one of the largest crane suppliers in Germany. The company has more than 45 years’ experience in crane sales and rentals, and provides lifting services to projects throughout Germany.

Grove’s GMK6300L is one of the company’s biggest success stories. Since its launch at the end of 2010, more than 200 units are now working at projects on four continents. The six-axle crane is one of the first units to benefit from the recent quality improvements carried out at Grove’s Wilhelmshaven plant in northern Germany.
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. In the United States, the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift brands are sold and serviced by Grove US, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. In 2018, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.8 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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